Reno, Nevada. Feb. 13, 2017. January and February of 2017 have been marked by major flooding in Northern Nevada. The Board of County Commissioners declared a State of Emergency in Washoe County and recently the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) toured the hardest hit areas to determine if Washoe County was eligible for federal aid. Watch this video below to better understand what it means for Washoe County when a distaster is declared.